See You in September

September Events
Somehow summer is gone and its a crisp 50 degrees outside today. September is a very busy month here at the studio. We’ve got lots of new paper goodies debuting at our September shows (and online very soon!). We’ve also got lots of new wedding invite samples to debut at Zazou’s Bridal Show in Dubuque. Hope to see your smiling faces there!

Sat., Sept. 13th | 11AM-5PM | Pear Fair | Mohair Pear, Cedar Falls, IA
Sun., Sept. 14th | 1-4PM | ICM Made Market | Brown Deer Golf Course, Coralville, IA Sun., Sept. 21st | 12-3PM | Zazou’s Bridal Show | 955 Washington St. Dubuque, IA
Sat., Sept. 27th | 9-4PM | Lincoln Hwy. Arts Festival | Uptown Mount Vernon, IA

Flying High

Blue Sky Adventures | Iron Leaf Press

Outside of my love of letterpress, John and I both have a few other hobbies that keep us busy. He got his private pilot’s license last summer and loves anything aviation (my Instagram feed has quite a few photos from our adventures).

Iowa Fields | Iron Leaf Press

Now that we’re finally out of the crazy cold and snow that winter brought us, we’ve taken a few flights this spring. I bought a new camera for the shop and thought our last flight would be a good opportunity to try it out. It’s still quite brown across the state, but I’m looking forward to seeing all the green from the air.Blue Sky Adventures | Iron Leaf Press

We rent a small plane from the local airport and generally land in other small towns across Iowa. Its fascinating to see how the seasons change from the air and to have the chance to visit little gems across the midwest. We’ve visited the home of 2013 Iowa Pork Producers Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin winner in Mt. Pleasant and stopped in to both of our families via plane. Now I just need to start a list of print shops to visit across the Midwest!

Recap: Spring Open House

Spring Open House | Iron Leaf Press

Last Saturday we had our Spring Open House at the studio. The studio is usually closed Saturdays, but we love doing seasonal events and give everyone a chance to visit!
Spring Open House | Iron Leaf Press

We partnered with our friends at Candle Barn Candles and Bare Root Designs for this event. We had a small selection of each of their goods. For those that missed their awesome goodies, Bare Root Designs just happens to be having a Facebook sale this Friday. Candle Barn Candles are often at NewBo City Market as well.
Spring Open House | Iron Leaf Press

We also had a few new spring goodies in the shop of our own. We’re also gearing up for the Lucky Star Market at the end of April as well, so lots of new items to come!Spring Open House | Iron Leaf Press

We’ve also had the foil stamper busy these last few weeks. New for spring, monograms in gold foil on 100% cotton paper are available in the studio or by custom order. They make great gifts for bridesmaids, newlyweds or mother’s day!

Thanks so much to all who came to visit this weekend! Can’t tell you how much it means to see all of you support Iron Leaf Press!